Your baby is more than 11 inches long.

Loud noises heard often, such as your dog barking or the roar of a vacuum cleaner, can be heard from outside the womb.

You may notice some swelling sometime during your pregnancy, especially in your ankles and feet.  This is called edema.

Put up your feet when you can, stretch out your legs when you sit, avoid sitting still for long periods, exercise regularly to increase circulation, and wear support stockings.

You need to drink plenty of water, because keeping hydrated actually helps to prevent swelling.

If you notice severe or sudden swelling in your hands and face, be sure to call your midwife or doctor because it may be a sign of a serious condition called preeclampsia.


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